LIFE IS ABOUT BALANCE

Where is your life now? Where is it going? Where could it go?

When life is busy, or all your energy is focused on a special project, it’s all too easy to find yourself off balance, not paying enough attention to important areas of your life. While you need to have drive and focus if you’re going to get things done, taking this too far can lead to frustration and intense stress. That’s when it’s time to take a “helicopter view” of your life, so that you can bring things back into balance.

WHY IT WORKS

How often do we reflect on the essentials?

This is where the Wheel of Life® (or Life Wheel) can help. Commonly used by professional life coaches, it helps you consider each area of your life in turn and assess what’s off balance. As such, it helps you identify areas that need more attention.

The Wheel of Life is powerful because it gives you a vivid visual representation of the way your life is currently, compared with the way you’d ideally like it to be. It is called the “Wheel of Life” because each area of your life is mapped on a circle, like the spoke of a wheel. The concept was originally created by Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation® Institute, Inc.

LET'S PLANT A SMALL SEED TODAY

And imagine what it can grow into in the future.

1. What are your roles?

In your initial free consultation, we begin to learn about the client’s needs and type of services they are looking for. The client gets to know more about Macke Financial and what they can expect from us.

2. What's really important to you?

Areas of life that are important to you, for example: artistic expression, positive attitude, career, education, family, friends, financial freedom, physical challenge, pleasure, or public service.

3. Where do these areas overlap?

Your own combination of these (or different) things, reflecting the things that are your priorities in life.

4. What's your ideal level?

Next it’s time to consider your ideal level in each area of your life. A balanced life does not mean getting 5 in each life area: some areas need more attention and focus than others at any time.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION

These are the areas of your life that need attention.

Now you have a visual representation of your current life balance and your ideal life balance. What are the gaps? These are the areas of your life that need attention.

And remember that gaps can go both ways. There are almost certainly areas that are not getting as much attention as you’d like. However there may also be areas where you’re putting in more effort than you’d ideally like. These areas are sapping energy and enthusiasm that may better be directed elsewhere.

Once you have identified the areas that need attention, it’s time to plan the actions needed to work on regaining balance. Starting with the neglected areas, what things do you need to start doing to regain balance? In the areas that currently sap your energy and time, what can you stop doing or reprioritize or delegate to someone else? Make a commitment to these actions by writing them on your worksheet.

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